Sun, May 14, 2017

Be Part of the Ripple Effect

by Chris Russell

The Ripple Effect week one message from Pastor Chris Russell on May 14, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Imagine the stories the followers of Jesus would tell you about how they got from where they were to where they ended up in their faith journeys. Certainly things changed along the way! Jesus told them and tells us that he wants us to follow him and in doing so he will turn us into something that we are NOT already! If he asked you, "Follow me and I will make you _______________." What would you fill in the blank with?? The actual answer was probably a little confusing to those he actually spoke it to and is most likely a little hard to understand at first by us even now. Mark 1:14-15 Repent - turning away from your own desires\path It's what we do in order to prepare for God to do something... Like looking for Morell Mushrooms... *people looking for them don't make them happen, but those looking for them are the ones most likely to see them when they show up. *same with God: because we are earnestly looking for his activity in our life doesn't make it happen, but it helps to ensure that when He shows up we see it, because we are actively looking for it Sometimes we are so focused on our own thing that we miss it... Mark 1:16-20 Jesus says they will become "fishers of men." They start sharing Jesus They do so because they understand that to follow is to FISH It continued from generation to generation Thus why 2000 years later we are still here doing it It started with Four and spread like wild fire This is the RIPPLE EFFECT There is no excuse you can make not to be a part of it. It is a three-part dynamic: Message + Messenger = Unique set of circumstances in our life = RIPPLE EFFECT MOMENT God wants to use each of us to draw others closer to him. God wants to use each of us in the most important Ripple Effect of all time!
Duration:35 mins

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